Journal article

Utilisation of pain counselling in osteopathic practice: secondary analysis of a nationally representative sample of Australian osteopaths

Kylie Fitzgerald, Brett Vaughan, Michael Fleischmann, Shane Pritchard, Jane Mulcahy, Phil Austin

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PAIN | WALTER DE GRUYTER GMBH | Published : 2021

Abstract

Objectives Advice, reassurance and education are recommended as first line treatments for musculoskeletal pain conditions such as low back pain. Osteopaths are registered primary contact allied health professionals in the Australian healthcare system who primarily manage acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions. This study aimed to investigate the proportion of Australian osteopaths who do and do not utilise advice, reassurance and education (pain counselling) in their clinical practice, and determine the characteristics associated with the frequency of using pain counselling in clinical practice. Methods A secondary analysis of practice characteristics from a nationally representat..

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No funding was received for this study. The ORION project is funded by Osteopathy Australia. The funding source had no influence in the design of the study and collection, analysis, and interpretation of data and in writing the manuscript. The research reported in this paper is the sole responsibility of the authors and reflects the independent ideas and scholarship of the authors alone.